UAL Level 2 Award and Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology – September 2024

Funding information: Free for Eligible 16-18 year olds. Adult funding available dependant on learner circumstances otherwise course costs apply.
Duration: 1 Year
Attendance: Full-time Provision

Course Overview

We offer two pathway options for this Qualification: MEDIA PRODUCTION or GAMES DESIGN. This MEDIA PRODUCTION PATHWAY is designed to enable you to develop broad experience and an understanding of the media production, preparing you for the reality of the media industry with units which focus on filmmaking, photography, graphics, animation and interactive media. This course will allow you to choose a progressive path and showcases the careers available to you. You will have an introduction to both the creative and technical aspects of media production and focus on your own personal development to find an area of media that you enjoy and that suits your skillset. You will gain transferable skills, including collaboration, dependability, resilience, imagination and creativity.

You will be asked to carry out work experience that is relevant to the subject you are studying. This is with an external company and allows you to put what you will learn in the classroom into practice. It will also help you to develop a variety of different skills. Upon completion of the course and placement, it can also help you to secure an apprenticeship, employment or assist you with your application for university. We recommend that you start thinking about your placement as soon possible and consider potential employers you may want to work with. For further information on industry placements please contact

This course will give you the knowledge and understanding to progress into related employment, as the emphasis of this course is placed on providing an experience that draws on the realities of working life in the creative industries. Take a look at the video below from former media student, Jordan Lee as he describes how the course at Chesterfield College helped him to become a successful film maker. You can also check out his YouTube channel for lots of hints and tips.

Course Content

Everything about this course is designed to help guide you towards finding which area of creative media interests you. Each unit explores different elements of filmmaking, photography, graphics, animation and interactive media. Although this is a practical, vocational course there are some academic written elements including research, analysis and evaluations. We do give students the options to do writer, audio or video files.

Modules include:

  • Research into film, TV, VFX, sound, graphics, interactive media
  • Generating ideas
  • Photography skills
  • Graphics skills
  • Animation skills
  • Sound, including podcasts
  • Film and TV production
  • Learning camera skills (with a mixture of photography and video production camera operations)
  • Post production editing skills (including some VFX/animation and graphics)
  • Lighting and sound
  • Industry placement of at least 30 hours
  • Your own final major project choosing your specialist media pathway (photography, graphics, animation, film or TV)
  • Guest speakers from industry
  • External visits and trips

See more of students’ work and everyday life on Level 2 Media by ollowing us on Instagram.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade D/3 or above including English or maths, or a relevant Level 1 qualification.

Assessment Methods

  • Practical assignments
  • Theoretical research
  • Online portfolio
  • Online homework


Upon successful completion of this course, you could choose to progress to employment in junior roles within the industry, or a related apprenticeship. You could also progress to one of the following Level 3 courses at college:

Following this, after completing a Level 3 qualification, you can then apply for Level 4 HNC in Film and TV Production at Chesterfield College.

Case Study

Image of Ben Ramsdale

Ben Ramsdale

Chesterfield College

Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media Production